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Jan 29, 2013 2:00am PST
be aryaning on immigration reform, but it's so tricky that president obama is expected to issue few if any ultimatums in las vegas. eight sfenators, four from each party unveiled their step toward an agreement. conservatives aren't happy with it rerks jekting it as a form of amnesty. lawmakers are said to be working on a plan of their own. white house correspondent brianna keilar is looking at it. >> reporter: in 2011 president obama went to the border town of el paso to press for comprehensive immigration reform. >> out of many, one. we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: that went nowhere. now in a second term, the president is trying it again, heading to las vegas today to push for border security, a verification system for workers and punishment if they don't and the most significant and controversial part of the president's plan, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. it includes registering with the government, undergoing background check, paying taxes and a penalty, and learning english. a solution has alluded past presidents including george w. b
CNN
Jan 29, 2013 1:00pm PST
now, president obama talks about immigration reform and draws a line in the sand for congress to take quick action. >>> also, her final days on the job as secretary of state. hillary gives an exit interview to cnn. >>> a huge steroid scandal explodes, including big names like alex rodriguez. now the league is speaking out. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." a major speech on a hot button issue. president obama speaking out a while ago in las vegas about comprehensive immigration reform. his remarks come one day after a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for a possible bill that would be a path to citizenship to increase border security. but the president also made it clear if congress can't act quickly on that, he'll put forward his own bill. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is standing by. detail for us what is in the president's proposal? >> reporter: wolf, detail is the key word. in the past, the president has been accused of standing for policy proposals short on specifics. not today. president obama laid out a plan for comprehensive
CNN
Jan 29, 2013 11:00am PST
. and why this hour president obama announces his plan on immigration reform. i'm poppy harlow. roll it. >>> death defying and terrifying. why a tragic accident at the x games is raising eyebrows about the sport of extremes. >>> plus -- >> this 13-hour procedure was performed by a team of 16 plastic orthopedic and microvascular surgeons. >> a war vet becomes the seventh person in the country to have his arms replaced. >>> and hillary clinton's exit interview. this hour, cnn sits down with america's top diplomat and her final days as secretary of state. >>> hi, everyone. a dramatic report out of miami is focusing new attention on baseball. and that sport's ongoing battle against performance enhancing drugs. this in the news again. the miami new times newspaper has published the names of big league players allegedly connected to, of all things, an anti-aging clinic located in south florida. the paper says this follows their three-month investigation. one of the big names, folks, a-rod, alex rodriguez. just to be clear here, a-rod has in the past admitted to doping, but has denied taking a
CNN
Jan 29, 2013 4:00am PST
reform. hours away from president obama revealing his plan, and already one portion causing a lot of controversy. >>> also this is tough stuff to look at here. this x games star, oh, in the fight of his life after this crash. what happened that sent him careening down the mountain? >>> and an american mother, missing in turkey this morning, the woman's friends and family speaking out and stepping up their desperate search. >>> we're talking immigration reform with illinois senator dirk durbin, and tennessee congresswoman marsha blackburn, new jersey senator bob menendez. that coming up. and if you have seen the movie, director and screen writer of "silver linings playbook," david o. russell joining us. >> the "o" may stand for on the way to winning an oscar. "starting point" begins right now. >>> here we are a matter of hours from president obama unveiling his plan. his proposals here to reform immigration. >> but democratic sources tell cnn. democrats in the caucus told him not to announce his own legislation. d immigration talks that sensitive. the president has a plan that is m
CNN
Jan 27, 2013 2:00pm PST
call the gulf home. >>> president obama has said immigration reform is one of his top priorities this term. tuesday, he is headed to vegas to begin what basically is a campaign to get his reform's package through congress. emily schmidt is following the story for us. do we know what the president plans to include in that vegas speech? >> reporter: that is a place want president is going to be making his case toward congress. he has a three-point plan that he is going to be talking about, aides say. basically, they are talking about things like increasing border security, making sure -- enforcings through make sure employers aren't hiring illegal immigrants and undocumented works and the pathway to citizenship we hear so much about the president stays is a top priority. what's moore, some members of congress from both sides of the aisle say that they are also cautiously optimistic reform could become a rate. arizona republican senator john mccain says he and other senators plan to announce the key principles of their plan a little later this week. >> is there is a new, i think app
CNN
Jan 29, 2013 9:00am PST
president obama went to the border town of el paso to press for comprehensive immigration reform. >> out of many, one. we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: that went nowhere. now, in a second term, the president is trying it again, heading to las vegas today to push for border security, a verification system for employers to ensure they hire documented workers, with pun,ment if they don't and the most significant and controversial part of the president's plan, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. it includes registering with the government, undergoing background checks, paying taxes and a penalty, and learning english. a solution eluded past presidents including george w. bush. >> legal immigration is one of the top concerns of the american people. congress' fail ture to act is a disappointment. >> reporter: obama did announce hess administration would stop deporting some young undocumented immigrant but was taken to task at a town hall for not doing something bigger. >> you promised that. a promise is a promise. with all due respect -- >> what i p
CNN
Jan 29, 2013 5:00pm PST
'll be tweeting tonight. >>> president obama says his immigration reform plan has a lot in common with the plan unveiled today. but is that true? >>> hillary clinton. she talks about what lies ahead. >> i am so looking forward to monday when i have no schedule, no office to go to, no responsibilities. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. and save hundreds with our best offer yet, now extended due to popular demand. get an adt security system starting at just $49 installed, but only for a limited time. that's an instant savings of $250. don't leave your family's safety to chance. call or visit adt.com/tv. [ woman ] we had two tiny reasons to get our adt security system. and one really big reason -- our neighbor's house was broken into. what if this happened here? and since we can't monitor everything 24/7, we got someone who could. adt. [ male announcer ] while some companies are new to home security, adt has been helping to save lives for over 135 years. we have more monitoring centers, more of tomorrow's tec
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Jan 29, 2013 7:00pm PST
@andersoncooper. i'll be tweeting tonight. >>> president obama says his immigration reform plan has a lot in common with the plan unveiled today. but is that true? >>> hillary clinton. she talks about what lies ahead. >> i am so looking forward to monday when i have no schedule, no office to go to, no responsibilities. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one series from brother. easy to use. it's the ultimate combination of speed, small size, and low-cost printing. five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ woman ] learn from my story. >>> real politics now. as expected president obama called on congress to overhaul broken immigration laws. in a speech he praised a plan unveiled by eight senators. he stressed the similarities between his v
CNN
Jan 30, 2013 2:00am PST
obama turning upped pressure on congress over immigration reform. during a speech yesterday, he told the crowd the time is now. and he said if congress doesn't act in a timely fashion, he will put up his own legislation for a vote. brianna keilar explains what's different about the president's plan. >> let me start off by thanking everybody at del sol high school for hosting us. >> reporter: they chose this nevada high school with the majority latino student body to roll out the details of what mr. obama calls the number one legislative priority of his second term. >> the time has come for comprehensive immigration reform. >> reporter: just 24 hours after a bipartisan group of senators unveiled their outline of imgragts reform bill, the president delivered a warning. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will accepted up a bill based on my proposal and insist that they vote on it right away. >> reporter: mr. obama's plan includes a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s., requiring applicants undergo bac
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
college students from a nearby campus. >>> one day before president obama kicks off his push for immigration reform in las vegas, a group of democratic and republican senators, including marco rubio, are unveiling their own. the bipartisan plan offers a path to residency, even citizenship, for millions of immigrants who are in the united states illegally. it also calls for an employment verification system that prevents identity theft and would add hiring of unauthorized workers in the future. >>> for the past four years, president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton have shared the world stage and a few laughs, but laughs were few and far between when both were running for president. >> while i was working on those streets, you were a corporate lawyer sitting on the board of walmart. >> you were practicing law and representing your contributors resco in his slum landlord business in inner city chicago. >> ouch, ouch, ouch. what a difference an election makes. president obama, of course, he won the nomination. clinton won his confidence. and now the president has not
CNN
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am PST
the world. >>> president obama also on the road today to embrace a newly unveiled plan to reform immigration laws. the proposal would give millions of undocumented workers a chance to stay in the united states legally, but just as notably it has the backing of both republicans and democrats at least for now. white house correspondent brianna keilar joins us live. is the senate proposal everything the president wanted? >> reporter: i'm sure it's not exactly everything he would want, carol, that if you were able to write his own bill that it would be exactly identical to this but that doesn't mean that it isn't palatable and the white house right now is welcoming the fact this bipartisan proposal is out there, if not endorsing it because they aren't at this point. the hottest button issue traditionally when dealing with immigration reform is how do you deal with the undocumented immigrants who are already in the country, millions of them, and so when you think about it, it wouldn't be surprising that any sort of proposal that deals with this, that has the sign-on of some republicans that it mi
CNN
Jan 29, 2013 8:00am PST
and presidents. just look at how fast immigration reform went back on the front burner after president obama won more than 70% of the hispanic vote in november. as we speak, the president is en route to nevada. a state that he carried by more than six points over mitt romney despite an imploding economy there. any guesses who kept that state blue? the president is pitching a comprehensive immigration rewrite that may sound a lot like the senate plan that was unveiled yesterday. however, it will not sound identical. cnn's brianna keilar joins me from the white house now. so will the president propose something completely different than what the senate has already done, and is there a risk of confusing everyone? >> reporter: no, i don't think he'll propose something entirely different from what the senate has done. so far, ashleigh, the white house is welcoming the senate plan. we're expecting that the president will highlight a proposal that's actually been out for almost two years at this point. his blueprint for immigration reform. but when it was put out in 2011, it was seen much more as a sta
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm PST
be the focus of the policy. all of this a day before president obama is set to release his own immigration reform proposal. he'll lay out his plan in nevada tomorrow. let's talk about it right now. gloria borger, cornell belcher, and margaret hoover. gloria, let me start with you. what is so different this time around for republicans? is it simply the reality of november's election? >> yeah, they're worried about their own survival as a political party. one way to survive as a party is to broaden your base and not remain hostage to a single part of it. i think that has been the problem for the republican party. when you talk about john mccain, when john mccain was challenged from the right in 2010, when he was running for re-election to the senate, he became much more conservative on immigration policy. now i think he's sort of unshackled and he's back to the position that he was in in 2005 and 2007. i mean, you know, i spent a lot of time with him on that straight talk express when he was running for the presidency in 2007. and i remember him telling me that he was stunned at the vitrioli
CNN
Jan 27, 2013 1:00pm PST
than 70% of hispanics in the last election voted for president obama. that's not sustainable for the republican party if they want to win a national election there is unanimity among republicans that something has to give on immigration reform. i think you will see immigration reform this year, i think you will see some form, call it amnesty, a pathway to citizenship, something that allows those who are in this country without documents to get into the legal lane, some way, some. how >> gun control that's certainly on the agenda. dianne feinstein of california offered her legislation this week to ban assault weapons but the turnout at a gun control rally yesterday in d.c. was tepid, and democrats are hedging on this. is anything really going to get done on this issue? >> i think something will get done but the idea of assault weapons ban may be an overreach, not just because there are a number of republicans, most republicans who oppose it, there are democrats, many as many as a dozen, who live in states that have gun cultures, guns part of growing up, hunting along with fish
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 1:00pm PST
ago, a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for an immigration reform bill. this comes as the white house is working on its own immigration bill and president obama will address the issue tomorrow in las vegas. the bipartisan senate plan includes a path to citizenship, but illegal immigrants will have to undergo a background check and pay a fine and back taxes before gaining legal status in the united states. all that is contingent on securing borders. the proposal provides for increased use of drones, more personnel and improved infrastructure and it would create an employment verification system and improve the process for admitting needed workers. cnn chief congressional correspondent dana bash and cnn chief white house correspondent jessica yellin are working the story. dana, the tone was pretty optimistic up on capitol hill today. >> it sure was but, you know, we have seen this movie before, you and i, wolf, and a lot of other people watching this issue go kind of up and down with the partisan wins. but this is something that is different this time. because of some
CNN
Jan 31, 2013 11:00am PST
will convince communities to cooperate with the police, president obama is hoping her death will bring nationwide reform to gun control. this too in regard to her death. the problem is that a huge proportion of those guns come in from outside chicago. if you are just creating a bunch of pockets of gun laws without having unified systems, for example, background checks, it will be a lot harder for an individual community to protect itself from this kind of gun violence. that is precisely why we think it's important for congress to act. that was the president in that interview with univision. guns and gun control in the spotlight across the country. is there a solution? join anderson cooper in his debate in guns under fire. ac 3 strict special airs tonight. set the dvr. watch it live at 8:00 eastern right here on cnn. >>> and a 5-year-old boy is now in his third day being held hostage by a stranger who snatched him from a school bus and dragged him in his homemade bunker in alabama. we are hearing reports about the man who is holding the child. neighbors identify him as jimmy lee dikes.
CNN
Jan 27, 2013 3:00am PST
, everyone. let's get you ready for the week ahead. let's look at tuesday here. president obama heading to las vegas. that will begin his push for immigration reform. he's called this issue the top legislative priority of his second term. >>> and on wednesday, we'll be talking a whole lot about guns. the senate judiciary will hold a hearing on gun violence. their first since president obama announced his new gun patrol proposes. we'll probably hear from lapierre. >>> chuck hagel's nomination hearings begin. nominated by president barack obama for secretary of defense. these could be interesting to watch. reservations by senators of both parties. >>> on thursday, yes, it could be, could be hillary clinton's last day as aersecretary of sta. depends on how the nomination process for her replacement, john kerry, plays out. that could happen on friday. on sunday, the super bowl, of course. the 49ers take on the ravens in new orleans and, just to note, coming off her inauguration lip syncing controversy, beyonce will perform at this year's big half-time show. that is a look at your week ahead
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 1:00pm PST
of us who like snow. i do. president obama begins the push for immigration reform in las vegas next week. lisa sylvester is monitoring that. the other top stories in "the situation room," what's the latest, lisa? >> aids to the president said they will sketch out his plans and improving border security in cracking down on employers who hire undocumented workers. the most controversial part of the plan is creating a passion way to citizenship for illegal immigrants. he is expected to get more specifics in the state of the union address. a cia officer will spend 30 months in proven for revealing the identity of an agent. his own attorney admitted he was thoughtless in leaking the administration. that was betraying a solemn trust. mitt romney is in washington for the first time since last month's lunch. he and his wife are expected to attend the dinner by power brokers and business elite. president obama was at the dinner in 2009 and last year, but not clear if the president will be there tomorrow. he will receive the ipod award on may 19th and will be broadcast live from the mgm grand in l
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 9:00am PST
, president obama said one of his agendas for his second term is immigration reform. >> our journey is not complete until we bright young students and engineers are listed in our workforce rather than expeled from our country. >> reporter: but those who oppose his policy say current immigration laws need to be enforced and border security improved. only then, they say, can such changes be considered. the president says he doesn't think these laws are enforceable. how on earth will congress be expected to pass a package when no guarantees can be made to the general public that the laws will be respected? >>raphael romo joins us live. what are their other options? >> the dream act that went to the senate in 2010 and failed. and that's what they've been waiting for. we're talking today about immigration proposals. this is a proposal these young kids have been waiting for since 2005. essentially, what it does or what it would do is kids who were brought to this country by their parents illegally and have never known any other country and speak more english than anything else, they would
CNN
Jan 29, 2013 4:00pm PST
security. so president obama went to las vegas today. he's trying to sell the country on his version of comprehensive immigration reform. now, the president says now is the time to replace a broken system and he says a consensus is emerging on how to do that but he also said something that really caught our attention. he said that america's borders have become more secure during his first term. >> first we strengthened security at the borders so that we can finally stem the tide of illegal immigrants. we put more boots on the ground on the southern border than at any time in our history. and today, illegal crossings are down nearly 80% from their peak in 2000. >> okay. that is true. the number of undocumented immigrants caught crossing in from mexico has plunged. there could be many reasons for that. many people who live and work along the border say the president's rosy picture just doesn't add up. casey wian is in the small border town in arizona with this "outfront" investigation. >> it's bull. it's not true. this border is not secure until they want to have harsh treatment and pe
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 11:00am PST
get involved. but don't brand it as president obama's proposal. >> let's get reaction before the event comes out, a preview of the debate about to come. anna navarro is a republican strategist. dan stein is the president of fair, the federation for american immigration reform. dan, i'll start with you. this has been an issue which conservative republicans said no, anything that grants legal status or citizenship to someone who crossed into the country illegally is amnesty. is it a different climate now and can you support this framework? >> no, we can't support this framework. and while the climate may be somewhat different, depending how you interpret the election, it is basically the same bill for the most part, what we see is identical, almost identical to the 2006 proposal. in the end -- >> forgive me for interrupting, but senator rubio says you have de facto amnesty anyway. if you have 10 or 11 million people who came into this country illegally and here, if you do nothing, essentially they have amnesty. what is your proposal that the government spend the money to find them and to
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